Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes.

A new video interview on games.on.net talks with producer Shereif Fattouh about Dead Space 3, Visceral Games' upcoming survival shooter sequel. The focus of their conversation is the addition of co-op mode to the sequel, which they describe as being like watching a scary movie with a friend. They also highlight the response they got when asking if the Windows edition of the game will have any features that take advantage of a PC's more powerful hardware. They were told this will be a straight port with no support for DirectX 11, no higher resolution textures, and no support for graphics features not found on the console editions. In other Dead Space 3 news, OXM has word from developer Visceral that the game will include microtransactions, though they stress that letting the game chip away at your wallet is optional. Here's a bit:
"You can absolutely choose to ignore the in game micro-transactions," associate producer Yara Khoury told OXM in an interview, following a two-hour hands-on. "I think it's made for people who aren't necessarily as savvy as others with exploration, or maybe they just don't want to spend the time to go and find resources, and they want to maybe upgrade faster."

You'll only be able to buy certain weapons at certain times, however. "Know that we are creating progression in terms of weapon crafting by only making available some weapon parts as you progress through the game. So it's not like 'oh I'm going to spend money now and I can be the most powerful player in Chapter 1.' "And another thing that is important to know is that you can buy things in the marketplace with in-game currency," Khoury continued. "Things that your scavenger bot gets you. So you don't have to spend dollars if you're a hardcore player and put a lot of hours in - you're going to be rewarded for that."
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes.
Jan 22, 2013, 09:04
Verno
 
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 09:04
Jan 22, 2013, 09:04
 Verno
 
Ugh just make a space horror game and leave the "monetization" out please. I hate this transparent money whoring under the guise of "ITS ALL OPTIONAL!!!" as if it doesn't affect balance or design in the process. I really enjoy the Dead Space franchise but this kind of bunk doesn't exactly sell me on its future. I think EA already claimed it needs to sell something like 4 million copies or the franchise dies too.

I'm a bit weary of the port comments too, is this going to be a reversion to a Dead Space 1 quality port or what?

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Jan 22, 2013, 09:05
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 09:05
Jan 22, 2013, 09:05
 
awesome, the game will be better because it has micro transactions.
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Jan 22, 2013, 09:15
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 09:15
Jan 22, 2013, 09:15
 
Was fun to do the stuff in the game and create and upgrade weapons. SOmething tell me it wont' be like that anymore. Probably pass on this one.
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Jan 22, 2013, 09:22
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 09:22
Jan 22, 2013, 09:22
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Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes.

LMFAO at EA? Fuck yes!

Circling the drain, faster and faster!


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Jan 22, 2013, 09:45
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 09:45
Jan 22, 2013, 09:45
 
the 2nd one was pretty tired so easy to pass on the 3rd one.
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Jan 22, 2013, 09:51
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 09:51
Jan 22, 2013, 09:51
 
Dead Space died along with dead space 2 and from the looks of it dead space 3 is even worse than dead space 2.

also dead space dead space dead space dead space.
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Jan 22, 2013, 10:34
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 10:34
Jan 22, 2013, 10:34
 
So to summarise, "stuck in 2008 visuals", poor configuration & set up options and "pay to win" micro-transactions.
Wow! What's not to like?
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Jan 22, 2013, 10:43
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 10:43
Jan 22, 2013, 10:43
 
Is this coming as a surprise to anyone?

Also, I don't know about them circling the drain there buddy. I'm pretty sure Dead Space 3 is going to sell some sizable amounts yet again. This is just a reality of life here, guys. Money rules all. It's pathetic, but there you have it.
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Jan 22, 2013, 10:52
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 10:52
Jan 22, 2013, 10:52
 
Oh god dammit. Well, not really surprising I guess, but depressing. I really enjoyed the first two Dead Space games, port issues aside. I had been looking forward to Dead Space 3 until this microtransaction nonsense.

Way to ruin a franchise, Visceral/EA.

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Jan 22, 2013, 10:53
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 10:53
Jan 22, 2013, 10:53
 
Well this is what the mindless sheep want, so this is what they will get....Its just like TV shopping. You think its for retards, but it fucking WORKS because guess what, most of the human race is retarded beyong bellief, just because you dont know any of them (or maybe just one or two) doesnt mean they dont exist.

A lot has also been said about the decline of Blizzard but is anyone really surprised? I mean seriously? They are following the quick buck, because having any kind of long term vision is uncompatible with current megalomaniac management practices. Its the same in virtually any corporation in the world regardless of what they do to make profit. I cant name a single corporate owned company these days that is built around releasing a quality product first and foremost. Can any of you?
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Jan 22, 2013, 10:56
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 10:56
Jan 22, 2013, 10:56
 Beamer
 
I highly doubt the community will reward this.

"Mindless sheep" is a term I always find funny, as usually it shows a complete lack of self awareness, but even if you subscribe to the school of thought that everyone not on this messageboard that plays games is somehow more mindless than you, even they'll find this kind of thing creepy and boring.
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Jan 22, 2013, 11:01
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 11:01
Jan 22, 2013, 11:01
 nin
 
Also, I don't know about them circling the drain there buddy. I'm pretty sure Dead Space 3 is going to sell some sizable amounts yet again. This is just a reality of life here, guys. Money rules all. It's pathetic, but there you have it.


Money indeed.

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Jan 22, 2013, 11:01
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 11:01
Jan 22, 2013, 11:01
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 10:56:
I highly doubt the community will reward this.

"Mindless sheep" is a term I always find funny, as usually it shows a complete lack of self awareness, but even if you subscribe to the school of thought that everyone not on this messageboard that plays games is somehow more mindless than you, even they'll find this kind of thing creepy and boring.

And where did I say that everyone NOT on this board should be placed in that category? Where did I even mention games? Not everyone is as privileged as you Beamer or has been to have your education, upgringing, social status IE everything that has made you the person you are today. Many, many people go through life ignorant of their own potential or just dont care enough about those kinds of things. They worry about things like how their neighbours wife is damn hot. They dig the beats of Rhiana's songs at the same hate blacks. They go to church believing the Earth is 10000 years old and they genuinely, GENUINELY fear the wrath of God!

This population outnumbers people like you and me at least 10 to 1. But believing that the masses know best, is ignorance too in its own way...
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Jan 22, 2013, 11:02
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 11:02
Jan 22, 2013, 11:02
 
Thanks for throwing Dead Space PC fans a bone. A heavily gnawed, chewed on bone with bite marks that spell out console port.
Seriously, give us something... uncompressed textures, some dx 10+ eye candy...
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Jan 22, 2013, 11:10
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 11:10
Jan 22, 2013, 11:10
 
EA's message to PC Gamers: Fuck you.

So our message to EA really should be: Fuck you too.
Which we do by not buying it.

Seems simple enough, really.

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Jan 22, 2013, 11:11
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 11:11
Jan 22, 2013, 11:11
 
I don't know if you guys remember this golden quote from marketing boss Laura Miele:

"Personally, I would rather go to a scary movie with my husband rather than sit at home with the lights out watching one on my own. We're looking for that to reach out to consumers that perhaps were not open to Dead Space 1 and 2."

That's when I knew that the franchise was dead and the name was being reused to improve sales of this generic for-the-masses product.
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Jan 22, 2013, 11:17
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 11:17
Jan 22, 2013, 11:17
 
I always find this funny, the whole "I'm not buying this game, you upset me because of XYZ"

When the tears dry, you will all go running in and buy the game. If not, you were never going to buy it anyway.
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Jan 22, 2013, 11:20
Verno
 
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 11:20
Jan 22, 2013, 11:20
 Verno
 
netnerd85 wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:17:
I always find this funny, the whole "I'm not buying this game, you upset me because of XYZ"

When the tears dry, you will all go running in and buy the game. If not, you were never going to buy it anyway.

"youll all get it neway!!!" is right up there with "Haha gotcha guys it was all a study for school" in internet forum trolling.

I like Dead Space and certainly want to buy it but enough unfavorable things can definitely dissuade me from buying a copy. There are way too many games on the market these days and not enough time in the day. Besides I like Dead Space but it's not exactly pushing Call of Duty sales levels here, the assumption itself is flawed.
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Watching horror movie with friends
Jan 22, 2013, 11:28
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Watching horror movie with friends Jan 22, 2013, 11:28
Jan 22, 2013, 11:28
 
Makes it a comedy with cheap scares.

Which is exactly what Deadspace 3 COOP , based on the COOP footage on youtube, is. Mission a success, I would say, for destroying the last bit of immersion. ^^
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Jan 22, 2013, 11:29
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Re: Dead Space 3: PC Enhancements? No. Microtransactions? Yes. Jan 22, 2013, 11:29
Jan 22, 2013, 11:29
 
Verno wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:20:
netnerd85 wrote on Jan 22, 2013, 11:17:
I always find this funny, the whole "I'm not buying this game, you upset me because of XYZ"

When the tears dry, you will all go running in and buy the game. If not, you were never going to buy it anyway.

"youll all get it neway!!!" is right up there with "Haha gotcha guys it was all a study for school" in internet forum trolling.

I like Dead Space and certainly want to buy it but enough unfavorable things can definitely dissuade me from buying a copy. There are way too many games on the market these days and not enough time in the day. Besides I like Dead Space but it's not exactly pushing Call of Duty sales levels here, the assumption itself is flawed.
If you want it, you will buy it, at the right price.
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